A number of recent Ofsted reports note that a common feature of the most successful schools surveyed was the attention they gave to developing speaking and listening

The Communication Council

What is the Communication Council?

The Communication Council is a strategic group, made up of representatives from across the SLCN sector and is jointly chaired by Directors from The Department for Education and The Department of Health. The secretariat to the Council is provided by The Communication Trust under the contract for SLCN on behalf of the Department for Education.

The Council works to share learning about the needs and approaches to meeting those needs of children and young people with SLCN at a policy level. It promotes and facilitates joined up working across Governmental departments as well as
across the sector as a whole.

The Council was formed during 2011 as part of The National Year of Communication by the Office for the Communication Champion. It was re-formed in 2012 to maintain joint working approaches at a crucial time in policy development for SLCN.

Click the links below to find out more about The Council membership and work.

Who sits on the Council?

Outputs of the Council 


For more information about the Communication Council please contact enquiries@thecommunicationtrust.org.uk